Jane Watt
President
Jane Watt
President

Originally from the Hudson Valley area in New York, Jane and her family moved to Sarasota in 2009 from Fishers, IN where she lived for 19 years. She graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Radford University and is currently an Oncology Sales Specialist with over 28 years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Jane was inspired by her Mom & Sister to found an Impact 100 chapter, so the journey began for Jane, Tilly & Jodie and her hope is to impact our community, one woman at a time! Her previous volunteer experience includes:

  • Secretary and volunteer for local Elementary PTO
  • Team leader for Zero Prostate Cancer Walk
  • Ronald McDonald House Community Volunteer
  • Membership chair for Sigma Sigma Sigma 1
  • Social Chair for National Accounting Society 1988
Amy Tupper
Vice President
Amy Tupper
Vice President

Originally from Connecticut, Amy relocated to Sarasota in 2015. She worked for many years in the health insurance industry before moving on to build a successful health and fitness business. Amy is a Realtor with Michael Saunders & Co. and she enjoys spending time with her family enjoying life and exploring all that beautiful Sarasota has to offer. Her community service includes:

  • Mother Baby unit volunteer, Sarasota Memorial Hospital 2017- present.
  • Catechist, Church of the Holy Spirit 2007-2014
  • Family Programming Director, local elementary PTO 2006-2010
Joanna Benante
Secretary & Director of Communications
Joanna Benante
Secretary & Director of Communications

Originally from Marietta, GA, Joanna spent 13 years in Chicago before settling in Sarasota in 2007. She has been a Licensed Realtor with Michael Saunders & Co since 2007. Joanna enjoys living life to the fullest in Sarasota and with her husband, 2 sons, and her extended Sarasota/Tampa family. Her community service includes:

  • Currently serves on the Pastoral Advisory Council of Church of St. Patrick
  • Member & Secretary for the Board of Directors for the Cotillion Club of Sarasota 2014-2017
  • Member, Secretary & Enrollment Committee Chair of the Board of Directors for St. Martha Catholic School 2012-2016
  • Previously was an active volunteer with Literacy Volunteers of America, Junior League of Chicago, and participated in other diverse volunteer work in Atlanta, Chicago & Sarasota
Andrea McHenry
Treasurer
Andrea McHenry
Treasurer

Andrea originally from Morgantown, West Virginia graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Relocating to Charlotte North Carolina, Andrea spent 16 years as a flight attendant with Piedmont/USAirways. Andrea and her husband Cliff started their family in Charlotte.

Moving to Sarasota in 2005, Andrea retired from the airlines and was able to stay home and raise her children. During her early years in Florida she was involved in the PTA at Gulf Gate Elementary, holding various roles including secretary, PALS liaison, and fundraising events.

As a member of Church of the Palms, Andrea has been actively involved with the youth program which has provided her with the opportunity to learn and grow as a Christian alongside middle and high school students. In addition to her weekly involvement with the youth, she has been involved in mission work locally and in Nicaragua for the 5 years, recently leaving that position to further her education.

Andrea enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and experiencing all that Sarasota has to offer. In 2012 Andrea went to Nursing School earning her LPN certificate in 2013. She worked for 21st Century Oncology . She also served as a Board Member and Treasurer for Sarasota Cotillion from 2013-2016.

Toni Schemmel
Director of Grants
Toni Schemmel
Director of Grants

Born and raised in the Chicago area, Toni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois as well as a MBA in Marketing from Loyola University Chicago.

Toni and her husband, Joel, left Chicago in 1995 and spent one year in Sofia, Bulgaria and the next 7 years in Prague, Czech Republic. During their stay Toni held positions at Sprint Bulgaria, KPMG in the Czech Republic and was an adjunct professor at The American University in Bulgaria. They relocated to Sarasota in 2003 with their 3 young boys nearing school age. As a licensed Realtor, Toni has served as Regional Marketing Director for Premier Sotheby’s International Realty as well as her current role within the Schemmel Property Group as marketing coordinator.

Toni enjoys time spent with her family and her now grown sons, especially time spent at the beach, on the water or skiing in Colorado. Toni’s previous board affiliations include:

  • Faith Formation teacher at St. Thomas More Catholic Church 2004-2
  • Riverview High School IB Parent Organization Co-President 2015-2017
  • Board Member, Treasurer and VP of Communications for Sarasota Cotillion 2014-2017
Kim Fierst
Focus Areas
Betsy Friedman
Director of Membership
Birgit Sroka
Co-Secretary
Julie Brum
Co-Treasurer & Technology Dir
Michelle Fisher
Grants
Michelle Fisher
Grants

Michelle grew up in Kansas City, MO and attended college at The University of Missouri where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management.  She went to work for The Old Spaghetti Factory out of college where she met her husband.  They have lived in Southern California, where two of their sons were born; Kansas City, where their youngest son was born and have been in Florida now for 10 years.  They have called Sarasota home since February of 2012.   She is currently working for the Sarasota County School District as the administrative assistant to the Principal of Sarasota Middle School.  She enjoys spending time with her family, reading and watching sports.  She has been involved in school and church as a volunteer, as well as several nonprofits in Kansas City, Orlando and Sarasota.

Dana Duckman
CIRC
Rose Dalsandro
Membership Engagement
Dianna Manoogian
Website/IT
Dianna Manoogian
Website/IT

Originally from Massachusetts, Dianna relocated to Sarasota with her family in 2010. Owner of Salt of the Earth Sarasota. Salt Therapy, Holistic & Wellness center. 2017-present. Founder/CEO of MWS.com Inc. 2014- present Worked for several Technology start-ups in the Boston area, focusing on Customer & Partner Program Management, Globalization and Operations Manager roles. PTO, events coordinator, St. Stephen’s Armenian School 2005-2010. Dianna enjoys spending time with family & friends, traveling, golf and alternative healing.

Kristin Holm
Community Engagement
Tilly Valls McFadden
Advisory
Tilly Valls McFadden
Advisory

Tilly, a first generation Cuban-American, considers herself fortunate to have lived in many amazing places including Mexico, Belgium, France and Spain. In 2001, after living in Philadelphia, her hometown, she was delighted to make Sarasota her home. Tilly enjoys time with her husband, four kids, extended family and friends. Her passions include travel, swimming, hiking and discovering new interests. Some of Tilly’s business experience, skills, and community service includes:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator In Training
  • Attorney(currently inactive) with over 13 years of Litigation, Telecom/Regulatory and Corporate In-House legal experience
  • Trilingual skills in English, Spanish & French. Conversational Italian
  • Initial Board Member of Serenoa Lakes Community Association
  • Board Member of Incarnation Catholic School
  • Strategic Planning Committee Member of Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School and diverse volunteer work in Sarasota community
Patricia Meringer
Governance
Joanne Fabec
Events

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